Local News

  • Local man sentenced to 12 years for sex crime

    The Campbellsville man who had sex with a teenager will spend 12 years in prison for his crimes. He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.
    Howard H. Hagerty, 52, of 732 Buckner Ave., was indicted last May by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with committing two sex-related crimes with a child older than 12 but younger than 18.
    Hagerty appeared in Taylor Circuit Court before Judge Dan Kelly last September and pleaded guilty to the crimes. Kelly sentenced Hagerty last Tuesday.

  • Lebanon man indicted for impersonating peace officer

    A Lebanon man has been indicted and charged with impersonating a peace officer at the Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    Lee Otto, 30, of 3365 St. Mary Road, was indicted last Tuesday by a Taylor County grand jury.
    According to the indictment, Otto is accused of pretending to be a law enforcement agency official when he went to the shelter on Jan. 30.

  • Three injured in U.S. 68

    Three Bradfordsville residents were injured in a crash on U.S. 68 last Saturday.
    According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, James B. Loy, 34, was driving on U.S. 68 at 8:49 p.m. when his 2004 Subaru was forced off the roadway.
    The report states that Loy then lost control, came back on the roadway, struck a wall and overturned.

  • A work of heart

    Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Campbellsville is featured in the spring edition of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities’ “Heroes.” Titled “A work of heart,” the article spotlights Grandview resident Geraldine Reynolds, who loves to crochet potholders, coasters and scarves. Reynolds gives the items away as gifts. In January, other residents and staff were taught how to crochet during a special activity.

  • Passing the time

    Cecil Gilpin was busy Monday setting up a fruit stand along KY 55 in Campbellsville. Gilpin, 82, said he is retired and lives “just down the road” from the location. He said he sells tomatoes and apples to pass the time.

  • Gone fishin'


    Donnie Lotter of Campbellsville launches his boat and tries his luck at fishing in the city lake Tuesday morning.

  • Local teacher honored for going the extra mile

    Shelby Smith was looking for an arts and humanities credit. What she got was hope and a much-needed mother figure.
    Smith, a sophomore at Taylor County High School, says she hasn’t seen her mother in six months. She lives with her father and little brother.

  • Salmon to retire from adult education


    Out of the numerous people Taylor County Adult Learning Center Director Diana Salmon has helped during her 23 years at the center, one stands out a bit more than the rest.
    The man was working to support his family — he had eight brothers and 10 sisters. His dream was to be a lay minister.
    However, the man’s reading and writing skills were well below par. Salmon worked with him for 10 years, starting at the first grade level and working up through his senior year.

  • Accused arsonists plead guilty

    The six men accused of setting several houses on fire in Taylor County have pleaded guilty to amended charges and been granted diversions in lieu of prison sentences.

    The six were indicted by a Taylor County grand jury in February. Indicted were:
    • Kyle Corbin, 23, of 252 Beechwood Drive in Campbellsville.
    • Justin Eugene Atwood, 19, of 2268 Old Summersville Road in Campbellsville.

    • Scott Lee Underwood, 19, of 2020 Old Mac Road in Campbellsville.

  • Community cleanup going on today